Leonberger dog

Leonberger Dog Show

Landseer Newfoundland
Landseer Newfoundland

Saint Bernard
Hummel_Vedor_vd_Robandahoeve, St. Bernard.

Great Pyrenees
Great Pyrenees https://www.flickr.com/photos/striatic/26687749/
The Leonberger originated in the 1800s when the alderman of Leonberg, Germany, bred a Landseer Newfoundland with a St. Bernard and mated later generations with the Great Pyrenees. Sources say that the alderman wanted a dog that resembled the lion on the Leonberg crest.

The Leonberger was considered a “Rare Breed’ until recognized by the American Kennel Club in 2010. If you are interested in more information about AKC breeders of merit, please contact the Leonberger Club of America.

Leonberger enthusiasts, trainers, owners, and breeders had traveled hundreds of miles to attend the 2017 Leonberger Club of America National Specialty, Old Bay Leos. We spotted dozens of these dogs, some well over 140 pounds, at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Baltimore Hunt Valley.  Their black-masked expressions and flowing coats created a stunning spectacle.  Both adults and children showed these “gentle giants.”

Leonberger dog
A woman holds her Leonberger dog at Delta Hotels by Marriott.
Leonberger Dog
A woman gives her Leonberger dog treats at the 2017 LCA National Specialty dog show.

Woman spins Leonberger fur into yarn
A woman spins Leonberger fur into yarn.

2017 LCA National Specialty
An old Leonberger dog rests in a carriage.

Leonberger Dogs
Trainers and owners wait to show their dogs.

A Leonberger at the dog show
A Leonberger dog sits by the show ring at the 2017 LCA National Specialty in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

Leonberger dog
A woman holds her Leonberger dog at the 2017 LCA National Specialty.

Related Posts:


4 thoughts on “Leonberger Dog Show

  1. Thank you. I love now knowing the lineage of such a beautiful dog. I saw some people walking their dogs around the hotel and one pack was of a Leonberger, a Newfoundland and a Great Pyranees. Now, I know why. Great article!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.